Newly Designed Hun Middle School Provides Setting for 2017 Red and Black Reception
The Hun School of Princeton hosted its annual Red and Black Reception on Saturday, Sept. 23, in the newly redesigned Hun Middle School. Faculty, staff, members of the School’s Board of Trustees, and the School’s leadership donors enjoyed tours and entertainment as the sun set through the expansive windows of the Alexander K. Buck ’49 Building’s colorful new classrooms. The Hun Jazz Band played as drinks and light fare were served and the crowd explored the building’s twelve spacious new classrooms, robotics construction zone, STEM labs, and a large dance and multi-purpose room.
Middle School students, faculty, parents, and project leaders shared personal thoughts though brief vignettes, followed by a performance by Voicemale, Hun’s boys’ a cappella group.
“Our Middle School building is now a beautiful place, spacious and full of light and color,” said Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, who thanked the audience for their support. “But more importantly, it’s a vastly improved tool for learning, consistent with the dynamic, forward-thinking work our Middle School teachers and students do together every day.”
Sixth grader Ben Novik ’24, expressed a love for his new school.
“Within the new Buck Building, we have more than just beautiful new classrooms and amazing teachers – we have each other and endless possibilities,” he said. “I promise, I will not take this amazing opportunity for granted.”
Also attending were members, past and present, of The Hun School’s Real Estate and Facilities Committee, which is chaired by Trustee Eric Rosenblum, who spearheaded the project.
Donors to the $5.5 million project, many of them in attendance on Saturday, included:
Mr. Lawrence T. Babbio Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. Buck Jr. '74
Mr. and Mrs. N. Harrison Buck
Dr. Anthony Chiurco and Mrs. Kimberly Jingoli Chiurco
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Corcoran III
Horizon Foundation, Inc.
Maine Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Michel
The Parents' Association of The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.